“You are not in darkness, so that that day should overtake you as it would thieves.”—
1. What will help us to keep on the watch and to cope with trials?
EARTHSHAKING events will soon occur. The fulfillment of Bible prophecies confirms this fact, so we need to keep on the watch. What will help us to do that? The apostle Paul urges us to “keep our eyes . . . on the things unseen.” Yes, we need to bear in mind our reward of everlasting life, be it in heaven or on earth. As the context shows, Paul wrote these words to encourage fellow believers to focus on the happy outcome of their faithful course. Doing so would also help them to cope with trials and persecution.—
2. (a) To keep our hope firm, what must we do? (b) What will we consider in this and the following article?
2 Paul’s admonition contains an important principle: To keep our hope firm, we must look beyond the things that are immediately before us. We need to focus on significant events that are as yet unseen. (Heb. 11:1; 12:1, 2) Let us, therefore, consider ten future events that are closely related to our hope of everlasting life.*
WHAT WILL HAPPEN JUST BEFORE THE END?
3. (a) What development yet to take place is mentioned at 1 Thessalonians 5:2, 3? (b) What will political leaders do, and who may join them?
3 One future development is mentioned by Paul in his letter to the Thessalonians. (Read1 Thessalonians 5:2, 3.) He draws attention to “Jehovah’s day.” As used here, “Jehovah’s day” refers to the period that will start with the destruction of false religion and will culminate in the war of Armageddon. However, just before that day of Jehovah begins, world leaders will be saying “Peace and security!” This may refer to one event or to a series of events. Nations may think that they are close to solving some of their big problems. What about the religious leaders? They are part of the world, so it is possible that they will join the political leaders. (Rev. 17:1, 2) The clergy would thus be imitating the false prophets of ancient Judah. Jehovah said about them: “They [are] saying, ‘There is peace! There is peace!’ when there is no peace.”—
4. Unlike mankind in general, what do we discern?
4 No matter who will share in saying “Peace and security!” that development will indicate that Jehovah’s day is to begin. Paul could therefore state: “Brothers, you are not in darkness, so that that day should overtake you as it would thieves, for you are all sons of light.” (1 Thess. 5:4, 5) Unlike mankind in general, we discern the Scriptural significance of current events. How exactly will this prophecy about saying “Peace and security!” be fulfilled? We must wait and see. Therefore, let us be determined to “stay awake and keep our senses.”—
“A QUEEN” WHO MISCALCULATES HER CHANCES
5. (a) How will the “great tribulation” start? (b) What “queen” will miscalculate her chances of survival?
5 What yet unseen event will take place next? Paul stated: “Whenever it is that they are saying: ‘Peace and security!’ then sudden destruction is to be instantly upon them.” The first phase of this “sudden destruction” is the attack against “Babylon the Great,” the world empire of false religion, also known as “the harlot.” That attack against all forms of false religion, including Christendom, is the start of the “great tribulation.” (Matt. 24:21; 2 Thess. 2:8) For many, this event will come as a surprise. Why? Because up to that point, the harlot will confidently view herself as “a queen” who will “never see mourning.” But she will suddenly discover that she has miscalculated her chances of survival. She will be wiped out rather quickly, as if “in one day.”—
6. False religion will be destroyed by whom?
6 God’s Word identifies the harlot’s attacker as a “wild beast” with “ten horns.” A study of the book of Revelation shows that the wild beast refers to the United Nations (UN). “The ten horns” represent all present political powers that support this “scarlet-colored wild beast.”* (Rev. 17:3, 5, 11, 12) How devastating will the attack be? The nations of the UN will plunder the harlot’s wealth, expose her real character, devour her, and “completely burn her.” Her destruction will be final.—Read Revelation 17:16.
7. What will trigger the attack by the “wild beast”?
7 Bible prophecy also indicates what will trigger this attack. Somehow Jehovah will put it into the hearts of political rulers “to carry out his thought,” namely, to devastate the harlot. (Rev. 17:17) Warmongering religion continues to be a disruptive force in the world; hence, the nations may feel that destroying the harlot is in their own national interests. In fact, when the rulers attack, they will think that they are carrying out their own “one thought.” In reality, however, they act as God’s tool for obliterating all false religion. Thus, in a stunning reversal, one part of Satan’s system will attack another part, and Satan will be powerless to prevent it.—
AN ATTACK ON GOD’S PEOPLE
8. What is the attack by “Gog of the land of Magog”?
8 After false religion has been destroyed, God’s servants will still be found “dwelling in security” and “without wall.” What will happen to this seemingly defenseless group of people who continue to worship Jehovah? It appears that they will become the object of an all-out assault by “many peoples.” God’s Word describes that development as the attack by “Gog of the land of Magog.” (Read Ezekiel 38:2, 15, 16.)How should we view that attack?
9. (a) What is a Christian’s main concern? (b) What steps should we take now to strengthen our faith?
9 Knowing in advance about this attack on God’s people does not make us overly anxious. Rather, our main concern is, not our own salvation, but the sanctification of Jehovah’s name and the vindication of his sovereignty. In fact, Jehovah declared more than 60 times: “You will have to know that I am Jehovah.” Hence, we look forward with intense interest to the fulfillment of that outstanding aspect of Ezekiel’s prophecy, trusting that “Jehovah knows how to deliver people of godly devotion out of trial.” Meanwhile, we want to use every opportunity to strengthen our faith so that we will be able to keep our integrity to Jehovah no matter what tests we may face. What should we do? We should pray, study God’s Word and meditate on it, and share the Kingdom message with others. By doing so, we keep our hope of everlasting life firm, like “an anchor.”—
THE NATIONS WILL HAVE TO ACKNOWLEDGE JEHOVAH
10, 11. What will signal the beginning of Armageddon, and what will take place during that time?
10 What earthshaking event will be triggered by the attack on Jehovah’s servants? Jehovah, by means of Jesus and the heavenly armies, will intervene in behalf of His people. (Rev. 19:11-16) That intervention will be “the war of the great day of God the Almighty”—Armageddon.—Rev. 16:14, 16.
11 Regarding that war, Jehovah declares by means of Ezekiel: “‘I will call forth against [Gog] throughout all my mountainous region a sword,’ is the utterance of the Sovereign Lord Jehovah. ‘Against his own brother the sword of each one will come to be.’” Panic-stricken, those on Satan’s side will be thrown into confusion and will turn their weapons against their own ranks—warrior against warrior. However, havoc is also to come Satan’s way. Jehovah states: “Fire and sulphur I shall rain down upon [Gog] and upon his bands and upon the many peoples that will be with him.” (Ezek. 38:21, 22) What will be the result of this divine action?
12. The nations will be forced to do what?
12 The nations will have to realize that their crushing defeat is brought about by the order of Jehovah himself. Then, as did the ancient Egyptian attackers who pursued the Israelites at the Red Sea, Satan’s forces may cry out in desperation: “Jehovah certainly fights for them”! Yes, the nations will be forced to acknowledge Jehovah. (Read Ezekiel 38:23.) How close are we to the start of this chain of events?
NO OTHER WORLD POWER WILL ARISE
13. What do we know about the fifth part of the image that Daniel describes?
13 A prophecy in the book of Daniel enables us to establish where we are in the stream of time. Daniel describes an image in human form made up of different metals. It represents successive world powers that have had a major influence on God’s people, past and present. They are Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome—and the last, in our time, another world power. A study of Daniel’s prophecy shows that this final world power is depicted in the image as the feet and toes. During World War I, Britain and the United States forged a special partnership. Yes, the fifth part of Daniel’s image is the Anglo-American World Power. The feet form the last part of the image, indicating that no other human world power will appear on the scene. That the feet and toes are made up of iron and clay pictures the weakened state of the Anglo-American World Power.
14. Which world power will be the dominant one when Armageddon strikes?
14 The same prophecy indicates that God’s Kingdom, pictured by a large stone, was cut from the mountain of Jehovah’s sovereignty in 1914. That stone is now hurtling toward its target—the feet of the image. At Armageddon, the feet and the rest of the image will be smashed. (Read Daniel 2:44, 45.) Thus, the Anglo-American World Power will still be the dominant world power when Armageddon strikes. How thrilling it will be to witness the complete fulfillment of this prophecy!* What, though, does Jehovah have in store for Satan himself?
HOW GOD’S CHIEF ADVERSARY WILL BE HANDLED
15. After Armageddon, what will happen to Satan and his demons?
15 First, Satan will have to witness from beginning to end his entire organization on earth being wiped out. Then, Satan himself becomes the focus of attention. The apostle John reports what happens next. (Read Revelation 20:1-3.) Jesus Christ—the “angel . . . with the key of the abyss”—will seize Satan and his demons, hurl them into the abyss, and keep them there for a thousand years. That action constitutes the initial stage of the bruising of the serpent’s head.
16. What will it mean for Satan to be in “the abyss”?
16 What is “the abyss” into which Satan and the demons will be hurled? The Greek word aʹbys·sos used by John means “very or exceedingly deep.” It is also translated “unfathomable, boundless,” and “the infinite void.” Thus, it is a place completely out of reach of anyone except Jehovah and his appointed angel “with the key of the abyss.” There, Satan will be in a state of deathlike inactivity so that “he might not mislead the nations anymore.” Truly, that “roaring lion” will be silenced!—
EVENTS LEADING UP TO A TIME OF PEACE
17, 18. (a) What events that are yet unseen have we considered so far? (b) After these events, what time period will we enjoy?
17 Significant developments and earthshaking events are ahead of us. We look forward to seeing how the saying of “Peace and security!” will come about. Then we will witness the destruction of Babylon the Great, the attack by Gog of Magog, the battle of Armageddon, and the hurling into the abyss of Satan and his demons. After these events, when all wickedness is gone, we will enter a new chapter in life—Christ’s Millennial Reign, during which we will enjoy an “abundance of peace.”—
18 In addition to the five events we have examined so far, there are other “things unseen” on which we want to “keep our eyes.” These events will be considered in the following article.
The ten events are considered in this and the following article.
See Revelation—Its Grand Climax at Hand!
The phrase “put an end to all these kingdoms” at Daniel 2:44 refers to the kingdoms, or world powers, pictured by the parts of the image. However, a parallel Bible prophecy shows that “the kings of the entire inhabited earth” will be lined up against Jehovah on “the great day of God the Almighty.”Hence, not only the kingdoms of the image but also all other kingdoms of this world will be destroyed at Armageddon.
The final crushing of the serpent’s head occurs after the end of the thousand years when Satan and his demons are hurled into “the lake of fire and sulphur.”—
Whether or not you believe in the power of the human mind to connect with The Source and withdraw information about the future, things are lining up in such a way that many prophecies start to seem like perfect descriptions for the world today.
In order to get the clearest possible picture of what could happen, we gathered all of the reported predictions from people, civilizations and mystics we could find.
Nostradamus had a prophecy about WWIII and he said it will be the most violent of all. Heprophesied that major nuclear confrontation will occur in the middle east.
And that Europe will be in flames. Radioactive fallout will have adverse effects on people, animals, and weather.
However, he also did predict that Vladimir, a Russian ruler with help of Extraterrestrial Beings will stop the WWIII and the evil agenda that started it.(Vladimir Putin?)
Edgar Cayce, a famous American psychic (also known as “The Sleeping Prophet”), used to put himself in a sleep like state where he gained visions about the future events. Here are some of his predictions:
“There will be a potential Third World War In Libya, and in Egypt, in Ankara, and in Syria; through the straits around those areas above Australia, in the Indian Ocean and the Persian Gulf.” He indicated the sins of famous world countries:
America – has forgotten “in God we trust”;
England – conceit;
France – lust;
China – isolationism;
India – internalization of knowledge;
Italy – dissensions;
He said “Russia will become beacons of hope for the world.”
“Through Russia comes the hope of the world. Not in respect to what is sometimes termed Communism or Bolshevism, no! But freedom, freedom! That each man will live for his fellow man.
The principle has been born there. It will take years for it to be crystallized; yet out of Russia comes again the hope of the world.”
“Because the War in Space race is heating up, I felt you should be aware of several factors as you and I schedule our Skype talk.
Remember, our nonviolent ETI from the contiguous universe are helping us bring zero point energy to Earth.
They will not tolerate any forms of military violence on Earth or in space.”
Could this Extra Terrestrial Intelligence that does not tolerate ‘any forms of military violence on Earth’ be the same as the beings that Nostradamus said would assist humanity? Will these beings be in alliance with Russia in a way?
FAMOUS PEOPLE WHO REPORTED ENCOUNTERS WITH EXTRATERRESTRIALS:
Nikola Tesla ♣ reported that he spoke with Extraterrestrial Intelligence which came from the Planet Venus ♥.
He claimed that these beings were guiding humanity towards more sustainable sources of energy, technology and way of life.
However, he is not the only famous person to report such encounter.
Russell Crowe, John Lennon, Buzz Aldrin, David Bowie, Muhammad Ali, even Victoria Beckham reported alien encounters of some kind.
Even though it’s hard for many people to take these reports seriously, they are not something to be overlooked too, considering the leaked mails.
Peter Konstantinov Deunov, known as Beinsa Douno, born in 1886 and who later passed away in 1944, was one of the wisest and most spiritual people that lived on Earth. He left a prophecy that he had obtained through a trance based state:
“During the passage of time, the consciousness of man traversed a very long period of obscurity. This phase which the Hindus call ‘Kali Yuga’, is on the verge of ending. We find ourselves today at the frontier between two epochs: that of Kali Yuga and that of the New Era that we are entering.
A gradual improvement is already occurring in the thoughts, sentiments and acts of humans, but everybody will soon be subjugated to divine Fire, that will purify and prepare them in regards to the New Era. Thus man will raise himself to a superior degree of consciousness, indispensable to his entrance to the New Life. That is what one understands by ‘Ascension’.
Some decades will pass before this Fire will come, that will transform the world by bringing it a new moral. This immense wave comes from cosmic space and will inundate the entire earth. All those that attempt to oppose it will be carried off and transferred elsewhere.
Although the inhabitants of this planet do not all find themselves at the same degree of evolution, the new wave will be felt by each one of us. And this transformation will not only touch the Earth, but the ensemble of the entire Cosmos.
The best and only thing that man can do now is to turn towards God and improve himself consciously, to elevate his vibratory level, so as to find himself in harmony with the powerful wave that will soon submerge him.”
They are activated when we raise our frequency and are in a state of Love. These receivers can be stimulated by high frequency photons, much higher than the visible specter. This triggers a process in our bodies to produce certain chemicals, proteins and amino acids that some scientists say may be the key of eternal youth and immortality.
Could this be the wave which ‘comes from cosmic space’ and the reason why Peter Deunov advised people to raise their frequency? Is our Solar System passing through a wave of cosmic energy? Will this cosmic energy raise our consciousness?
Ancient Egyptians knew about the power of cosmic energy and the influence it has on consciousness. Some scientists suggest that the pyramids were built to channel this energy into the individuals who meditated inside giving them health, energy and special abilities.
These are all wild theories which somehow fit together and connect. The most interesting thing is that knowledge of similar phenomena was described through many cultures and civilizations that had no link between them.
Zecharia Sitchin was brilliant scholar, researcher, historian, and author. He discovered ancient writings of another mysterious planet that orbits around our Solar System. However, the planet’s orbit is a elliptical and a lot bigger than the rest of the planets.
This planet orbits the inner Solar System every 3,600 years and it’s the one that destroyed another planet between Mars and Jupiter (which would explain the mysterious asteroid belt between them). This collision supposedly formed the planet Earth.
Zecharia says that this planet he calls Nibiru would pass through the Solar System in the year 2085 and cause a little disturbance.
He has many wild theories he got from ancient Sumerian texts. According to Sitchin, this planet was the home of a technologically advanced human-like extraterrestrial race called the Anunnaki in Sumerian myth, who Sitchin states are called the Nephilim in Genesis.
He claims they evolved after Nibiru entered the solar system and first arrived on Earth probably 450,000 years ago. According to Sitchin, the ancient writings say that the human race was being genetically engineered by Extraterrestrials.
However, all these theories can very well be a figment of his imagination.
It’s interesting that the orbiting of this mysterious planet has a direct connection with the Mayan calendar that speaks of an old era ending and a new era of awakening starting.
The Hindus spoke of large cycles, similar like the Mayans and Sumerians, that determine a state of one civilization. Some time now a new era should start which they called “The Golden Age” and a time when people would live happily and in peace.
For the Hindus what we call Apocalypse is a natural ending of the fourth era and the start of the fifth. Here is what they say about this:
“Dharma becomes very weak in the Kali Age. People commit sin in mind, speech, and actions.
Quarrels, plague, fatal diseases, famines, drought, and calamities appear. Testimonies and proofs have no certainty. There is no criterion left when the Kali Age settles down.
People become poorer in vigor and luster.
They are wicked, full of anger, sinful, false, and avaricious.
Bad ambitions, bad education, bad dealings, and bad earnings excite fear.
The whole batch becomes greedy and untruthful.
Many sudras will become kings, and many heretics will be seen.
There will arise various sects; sannyasins wearing clothes colored red.
Many profess to have supreme knowledge because, thereby, they will easily earn their livelihood.
In the Kali Age, there will be many false religionists.
India will become desolate by repeated calamities, short lives, and various diseases.
Everyone will be miserable owing to the dominance of vice and Tamoguna.
People will freely commit abortion.
Earth will be valued only for her mineral treasures.
Money alone will confer nobility.
Power will be the sole definition of virtue.
Pleasure will be the only reason for marriage.
Lust will be the only reason for womanhood.
Falsehood will win out in disputes.
Being dry of water will be the only definition of land…”
This is described as the ending of the fourth era.
THE HOPI TRIBE:
Hindus are not the only people who speak of this transition between eras. The ancient American Hopi tribe shares a really similar prophecy that says:
“My people await Pahana, the lost White Brother, [from the stars] as do all our brothers in the land. He will not be like the white men we know now, who are cruel and greedy. we were told of their coming long ago. But still we await Pahana.
He will bring with him the symbols, and the missing piece of that sacred tablet now kept by the elders, given to him when he left, that shall identify him as our True White Brother.
The Fourth World shall end soon, and the Fifth World will begin. This the elders everywhere know. The Signs over many years have been fulfilled, and so few are left.
This is the First Sign: We are told of the coming of the white-skinned men, like Pahana, but not living like Pahana men who took the land that was not theirs. And men who struck their enemies with thunder.
This is the Second Sign: Our lands will see the coming of spinning wheels filled with voices. In his youth, my father saw this prophecy come true with his eyes, the white men bringing their families in wagons across the prairies.
This is the Third Sign: A strange beast like a buffalo but with great long horns, will overrun the land in large numbers. These White Feather saw with his eyes, the coming of the white men’s cattle.
This is the Fourth Sign: The land will be crossed by snakes of iron. (Roads?)
This is the Fifth Sign: The land shall be criss-crossed by a giant spider’s web. (Wires?)
This is the Sixth sign: The land shall be criss-crossed with rivers of stone that make pictures in the sun.”
This is the Seventh Sign: You will hear of the sea turning black, and many living things dying because of it. (Oil?)
This is the Eight Sign: You will see many youth, who wear their hair long like my people, come and join the tribal nations, to learn their ways and wisdom.
And this is the Ninth and Last Sign: You will hear of a dwelling-place in the heavens, above the earth, that shall fall with a great crash. It will appear as a blue star. Very soon after this, the ceremonies of my people will cease…”
It’s really, REALLY strange how all of these prophecies which speak about the fourth era ending, describe our current situation in the world.
ANCIENT NATIVE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAD ANOTHER PROPHECY THAT SAYS:
“At this time, the light-skinned race will be given a choice between two roads.
One road is the road of greed and technology without wisdom or respect for life. This road represents a rush to destruction.
The other road is spirituality, a slower path that includes respect for all living things.
If we choose the spiritual path, we can light yet another fire, an Eight Fire, and begin an extended period of Peace and healthy growth.
The great spiritual Teachers who walked the Earth and taught the basics of the truths of the Whirling Rainbow Prophecy will return and walk amongst us once more, sharing their power and understanding with all.
We will learn how to see and hear in a sacred manner.
Men and women will be equals in the way Creator intended them to be; all children will be safe anywhere they want to go.
Elders will be respected and valued for their contributions to life. Their wisdom will be sought out.
The whole Human race will be called The People and there will be no more war, sickness or hunger forever.”
What they refer to as “Technology” is a translation of a word that means something really similar they used to describe usage of natural resources for personal causes.
H. G. WELLS:
H. G. Wells was torn between 2 visions too, one of salvation and one of doom.
H. G. Wells forecasted the twentieth century so vividly and accurately he became known as “The Man Who Invented Tomorrow”.
He saw super highways, overcrowded cities, military use of airplanes and the bombing of cities. In 1911 he forecast the atomic bomb and other weapons of mass destruction, that terrified him. His final vision in 1933 was of an apocalyptic world war.
He predicted that if humanity did not change its ways, it would destroy itself.
Spiritually, he prophesied a new consciousness emerging, spearheaded by a visionary elite who would take control of the weapons of war and create a global state, pacifying and leading humanity to a new world.
By the second decade of the twenty-first century he envisioned a peaceful world liberated from old hatreds and adorned with scientific marvels. It seems that all of these prophecies suggest a destructive transition into better times.
WHAT ALL OF THESE PROPHECIES HAVE IN COMMON:
All of these visions, prophecies and descriptions speak about Extraterrestrial beings who want peace on this planet.
They speak about a possible world conflict before we transition into global union and better times.
Most importantly they all give humanity a choice. They speak of 2 ways in which one is more destructive than the other.
There have been a lot of prophecies which didn’t happen at all. However, there have been reported many which perfectly matched certain events.
Baba Vanga was a famous blind prophet who predicted the death of princess Diana, Stalin’s end, Barrack Obama’s presidency, the 9/11 attack and much more.
In 1989, Vanga predicted the 9/11 disaster. She said “Horror, horror! The American brethren will fall after being attacked by the steel birds. The wolves will be howling in a bush, and innocent blood will be gushing.”
This is what she says about the future of humanity:
2016 – According to Vanga, in 2016 Europe will cease to exist. The continent will lose almost all of its population and the developing countries will transform to exploiters.
2023 – The orbit of the Earth will change, albeit the change will not be as significant.
2025 – The population of Europe will reach almost zero
2028 – Mankind will fly to Venus, in hope to find new sources of energy. Five years from then, the level of world oceans and water will duplicate.
2043 – As exploiters will start moving into Europe, the continent will be ruled by the Muslims.
2066 – Muslims will try to invade Rome and will succeed in that. In an effort to free the ancient city and bring back Christianity to it, the US will use a climate weapon for the first time.
2076 – According to Baba Vanga, by 2076, communism will return to Europe and the rest of the world.
2111 – Humans will turn into live robots, cyborgs
2123 – There will be a war between the small countries of the world, and the big forces will intervene to end the war
2164 – Scientists will find a way to turn animals into humans
2170 – A terrible drought will took place, halting the population of the Earth
2183 – A human colony on Mars will become a nuclear force, and will seek independence from the Earth
2195 – People living under water will become independent from the land people. They will no longer need supplies and energy from the land.
3797 – There will be no more life on Earth, and mankind will continue living on other solar systems and planets in the Galaxy.
3803 – New planets will be low in population, as few people will manage to get to them. The communication between people will be at an awful level, and there will be human mutation as a result.
3871 – A new prophet will rise, and he will start preaching moral values and religion to people
3874 – The Prophet will get the support from all survivors and will start a new Church.
In 5076, people will finally find the limit of the Galaxy and the Universe, and nobody will know what is hiding beyond the final frontier. In 5078, people will cross the frontier, no matter that 40% of the World population will be against that decision. For the next year, Baba Vanga predicted the end of the World.
I believe we always have a choice and our choice matters. There is a bigger picture which some people can see. They can predict what will happen.
However, we are the dots who paint the picture and if enough of us choose to change it the image will change.
Take a look at this collection The Lost Book Of Remedies, taken word for word out of a circa 1845 manual.
What is The Lost Book of Remedies? The Lost Book of Remedies PDF contains a series of medicinal and herbal recipes to make home made remedies from medicinal plants and herbs. Chromic diseases and maladies can be overcome by taking the remedies outlined in this book. The writer claims that his grandfather was taught herbalism and healing whilst in active service during world war two and that he has treated many soldiers with his home made cures.
How does it work?
The premise is that many modern day medicines work on the basis that they treat the symptoms and not the cause, but contained within The Lost Book of Remedies are a number of tinctures and tonics made from plants and leaves that will treat the cause of the illness, thus eradicating the disease altogether.
The book is a direct copy of the little notebook carried around by the author’s grandfather when treating his patients. However, the illustrations of the plants have been updated to photographs so that they are easier for you to identify.